BBC Tell the Truth - Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.4

BBC Tell the Truth - Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.4

By Extinction Rebellion Podcast

Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) first demand is that the government and media ‘tell the truth’ about the climate and ecological emergency.

In pursuit of this, on Friday the 11th of October 2019, hundreds of XR activists descended on the BBC’s HQ at Broadcasting House in London.

In this episode, the Extinction Rebellion Podcast explores the motives of those activists and why pressure is growing on the BBC and all broadcasters and media outlets to radically improve their coverage of what the IPCC declares is an emergency.

It also features testimony from an ex BBC Radio 4 Producer, now XR activist.

Extinction Rebellion has three demands.

1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

With thanks to Morgan Dicks for his Climate Emergency Public Service Broadcast.

Presenter / Producer - Mark Smalley

Editor - Stuart Budvar

Social Media Producer - Barney Weston
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